I did a “resolutions” post at the start of 2011 and was thinking of doing the same this year. But decided not to. Call it a cop out, but this year I only have one resolution: to take each day as the blessing that it is and enjoy it as much as I can. There are some things I would like to get done, some things I would like to avoid and some things that I am ambivalent about. But I’m not going to get all wrapped up in the specifics only to get disappointed when the do or don’t happen the way I want them to.
Instead this is going to be the year of taking as it comes and making the most of what I get. Of enjoying where I am and who I’m with. And mostly of just living in the moment.
“The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which they call the Present. For the present is the point at time at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which our Enemy has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them. He would therefore have them…either meditating on their eternal union with, or separation from, Himself, or else obeying the present voice of conscience, bearing the present cross, receiving the present grace, giving thanks for the present pleasure.”
CS Lewis, The Screwtape Letters